US blank side forming specialists Quantum Engineered Products has signed a strategic partnership with the Rondot Group.

The integration of Quantum’s products into its portfolio will allow Rondot Group to offer a more complete product range to its common customers with particular focus on the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

In parallel, it will allow Quantum, which will still be led by its Managing Partner Steven Kozora, to significantly improve its commercialisation through Rondot’s sales network

Quantum Engineered Products is a family-owned company based in Pennsylvania founded in 1976 which specialises in the critical process of blank side forming.

The brand, managed by Steven Kozora, son of founder Joe Kozora, primarily addresses customers in the pharmaceutical industry, a booming sector since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Rondot Group was founded in 1936 and headed by CEO Louis Rondot, designs and distributes mechanical parts and electronic equipment for the glass container industry.

The group operates a dozen families of products aimed at improving the productivity of glass container production lines.

Companies under the Rondot Group umbrella include Graphoidal, Sonicam and Sheppee.

These products are manufactured at five production sites in France and Great Britain and are commercialised worldwide through its subsidiaries on all continents.

Mr Rondot said: “Quantum Engineered Products has been our business partner for more than 20 years, so we are very happy to welcome them among our team and to add their rare expertise to our product line.

This alliance will allow us to complement our offer and maintain proximity to our customers, while opening our sales network to Quantum which has never ceased to provide specific solutions to glassmakers around the world.”

Mr Kozora added: “I am very excited to be joining the Rondot Group.

“I truly believe that this partnership will enhance Quantum’s ability to reach new customers while we continue to provide the highest level of service and support.”